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QOTD #17 Aristotle established the first

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QOTD #17 Aristotle established the first [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2016, 01:18
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Aristotle established the first principles of dramatic criticism in his classic work Poetics, and his definition of tragedy shapes any literary analysis of tragic drama as it appears in classical Greek texts. Aristotle considered Sophocles the perfect writer and his Oedipus the King the perfect tragedy because the development of the plot conforms to the Aristotelian rules of tragedy—the most important of which are the unities of time, place, and action. However, of the three, only the unity of action can be applied to drama in general; the other two relate specifically to tragic drama of the classical period as it was performed on the Greek stage. According to Aristotle, the construction of dramatic tragedy demands the supremacy of the action over the characters. As such, in an ideal tragedy, the protagonist's moral character is revealed to the audience only through a series of causative events that unfold as fate takes its course.

Select the sentence that supports the argument that classical Greek tragedy was distinct from other forms of drama.

Sentence One ("Aristotle established the first...")
Sentence Two ("Aristotle considered Sophocles...")
Sentence Three ("However, of the three...")
Sentence Four ("According to Aristotle...")
Sentence Five ("As such, in an ideal tragedy...")

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A Select-in-Passage question requires that we identify a sentence in the passage that serves a specific rhetorical function. This question asks us to find a sentence that demonstrates the distinctiveness of classical Greek tragedy. In the third sentence, the author states that “the other two relate specifically to tragic drama of the classical period as it was performed on the Greek stage” in contrast to the first unity, which applies more generally to drama. Since some of Aristotle’s rules only apply in this particular setting, this sentence implies that classical Greek tragedy had distinctive characteristics. None of the other sentences allude to the distinctiveness of classical Greek tragedy, so the third sentence is correct.

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Re: QOTD #17 Aristotle established the first [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2019, 20:26
Any explanation please?
Re: QOTD #17 Aristotle established the first   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2019, 20:26
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